Karnataka Government mandates singing the "national anthem" in schools and colleges in the State. The order dated August 17 is applicable to all government, aided and private schools and pre-university colleges. The order cites Section 133(2) of the Karnataka Education Act, which gives the government the power to issue directions, making singing the national anthem mandatory for school students during the mass prayers every morning.
Under the Swarajya Mahotsav, amid 76th Independence Day celebrations, the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra Governemnt announced a collective singing of the national anthem at 11:00 am on August 17. The tourism and cultural affairs secretary Saurabh Vijay issued the government resolution in this regard and asked for the people of Maharashtra to unite and sing "national anthem" across the State. participation is mandatory for government and… read-more
The Madras High Court said 'Tamil Thai Vaazhthu' was only a prayer song and not a National Anthem while quashing an FIR against ''Nam Tamilar Katchi'' (NTK) by the Rameswaram police in Ramanathapuram district in 2018. The Court also clarified that there is no need for everyone to stand up when it's rendered. Reportedly, there is also no statutory or executive order requiring the attendees to stand up.
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BJP leaders slammed West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for singing ''mutilated version'' of the National Anthem at a political gathering in Mumbai on December 1. A video of Banerjee for the same has also gone viral on social media. The video was later shared by BJP IT Cell Chief Amit Malviya on Twitter, criticising Banerjee for insulting the National Anthem. He also raised questions on Banerjee's patriotism.
Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh has announced the recreated version of 'National Anthem' in Shilong ahead of the 50th anniversary of Meghalaya's statehood in 2022. The idea behind it was to give local flavor to the song, sung by non-Hindi speakers. "I found out the rules and regulations in order not to run into any problems later on... what is permitted and what is not," said Lamphang Syiemlieh, a musician.
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Nagaland assembly hall has played the national anthem for the first time in 60 years. Initiated by Speaker Sharingain Longkumer during the budget session on February 12, the national anthem was played before and after the speaker's speech. Attaining its statehood in 1963, the north-eastern state has witnessed decades of violence and secessionist activities in the past. As per the Constitution, playing the national anthem in state assemblies… read-more
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